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What Are The BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours All About?

  • Authentic “NEW” and exciting, educational, BC history and aboriginal resource presented by Tony Hardie, descendant of early pioneers and the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people, of the Central Interior of British Columbia
  • BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tour started traveling to BC Public and Private Schools, Community Events and other functions in 2014
  • Personalized learning designed to enrich and add to your students’ BC Aboriginal Studies Program
  • Great for all ages and classes, Kindergarten to grade 7 elementary students, teens to seniors including children with special needs
  • Interactive PowerPoint Presentations and hands on learning

I have four main areas of BC History included in my artifact displays and presentations. They include:

  • First Nations Culture, Diversity, Artifacts, Territories, Tools and Resources
  • Pioneer Roots, Artifacts and Stories
  • Gold Rush Artifacts and Activities
  • Fur Trade Facts, Furs and Artifacts

How much does it all cost?

  • The cost for a 4 hour morning presentation is $350.00 + GST
  • Full day  7  hour presentations are also available that can accommodate more classes and larger groups  for $500.00 + GST
  • Special events and presentations held over multiple days are possible, call for details and pricing

To create a highly successful visit in your school, there are a few organizational items to consider:

  • Each presentation is approximately 45min to 1hr long. We are happy to schedule up to three of the same presentations on one school day morning session to accommodate multiple classes in a school. A morning session is generally  from 9am – 12pm
  • Presentations are divided into two parts. The first half is an interactive talk and power Point presentation lead by myself, Tony Hardie, descendant of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people, of the Central Interior of British Columbia. For the second half, students will rotate through the displays and be able to ask questions. For community groups the presentation will be a 45 minute interactive talk (PowerPoint images will also be available)
  • Depending on the size of the group, Q&A and the opportunity to handle some of the artifacts will occur during the presentation and time is reserved at the end. For most school groups, the number of participants per presentation is limited to a normal class size (approx. 30 students.) This allows for maximum hands-on learning time
  • I will need to set-up in one central location and have groups rotate in to see it. Set-up takes approx. 1 hour before the first presentation. I  fill 8 to 10 standard library tables
  • A 5-10 minute break between presentations is ideal but is not mandatory

Behavioral Expectations:

In order to have a smooth presentation, I recommend that a teacher should be in the classroom during the entire presentation. Teachers will be asked to help monitor the students viewing artifact displays during the second half of the presentation.

Photo Policy:

Photographs are encouraged during presentations; however, we request that our presentations (and stations) not be videotaped. If sharing our display images on social media, please use the Hashtags #BcHistory #MobileMuseum and #BCArtifacts whenever possible.

Schedule a Mobile Museum Presentation:

Please select a few potential dates for presentations and refer to notes above about timing. We will generally respond to you within 24 hours. For further questions you may contact myself Tony Hardie at (778) 386-3110 or by email at tours@bcartifacts.com.

To assist you with passing on this information, please print out the Printable Mobile Museum brochure. Our new printable Flyer

We also bring our Museum to local BC Community Special Events, Children’s Hospitals, Care Homes for the elderly and people with special needs as well as Boy Scout and Girl Guide events. Call or E-mail for more details and available booking dates.

Also for your information…

At BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours, respect and ethics are very important. I have always acquired ancient legally obtained Fur trade items & Gold Rush artifacts from BC and California. I acquire single items or entire collections. I have also acquired early pioneer well documented Great Basin, Columbia River, California, Northwest Coast, Alaska, Rocky Mountain Artifact collections containing arrowheads, projectile points, darts, knives, ground stone, and literature and sometimes fine individual artifact examples. I purchased these collections to use in our Mobile Museum Tours and in part to preserve and document them so they could be published and made available for reference.

These books were gifted to the collector/finder as well as being made available online for the pubic through Blurb books. These pioneer collections, in my opinion, are a non-renewable resource that should be recorded. That being said, I do not present, want or sell any artifacts from collections that have been collected in or on provincial parks, state parks, federal parks, or BLM lands.

At this time, I am no longer purchasing collections for resale. I never purchase any midwest or eastern relics, exotics, ceremonial objects, spurious material, human remains or items fashioned from thereof, looted or stolen objects.

I have a zero tolerance attitude towards theft, fencing of stolen goods, looting or pot hunting. They give ethical collecting and collectors a bad name.

*Teacher/Principle references available upon request

*I am”Bondable” with “BC Criminal Records Check” completed

*I can also supply classroom displays for loan and study for a minimal rental fee. Call us for more details, availability, and pricing.

*I also have Early British Columbia Pioneer, Gold Rush, and Railroad worker artifacts available for presentations.